A smartphone app for residents and visitors of Buffalo Grove is now available for free in the Google Play store and the iTunes store.
The app is the result of collaboration between nine local government entities, including the Village of Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Grove Park District, Stevenson High School, Buffalo Grove High School, Indian Trails Public Library, Vernon Area Public Library, Vernon Township, School District 96 and School District 102.
“We are proud and excited to serve residents in this new way,” said Buffalo Grove Village President Jeffrey Braiman. “Smart phones have tremendous capability and we wanted to harness that for the community.”
The app includes the following features aggregated from each unit of government: events calendar, Twitter feed, news items, and staff and elected official directories. Users can also contact the local governments directly via the app using the “Contact Us” feature.
Braiman emphasized the collaborative nature of the project.
“We didn’t want it to just be a product of the village,” Braiman said. “We can serve the community best if all local governments in Buffalo Grove work together.”
The mobile app partners worked with Constituent Outreach Consultants, an organization that specializes in creating apps for governments and other technology services.
Braiman said he thinks the app reflects the progressive nature of the community.
“It is very fitting that the app goes live in the same year that Buffalo Grove was named one of America’s best small towns by Money magazine,” Braiman said. “The local governments here really work hard to contribute to Buffalo Grove’s status as a great place to live.”
To download the app, search for “Buffalo Grove” in the iPhone app store or Android app store.
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